Tombura-Yambio Diocese

Sr. Jacinta Habiba Dagbaaboro, Mother Superior of the Sisters of Our Lady of Peace in South Sudan's Tombura-Yambio Diocese. Credit: Anisa Radio/Tombura-Yambio Diocese

Formation Programs of Catholic Sisters in South Sudanese Diocese Halted amid Violence

Sep 24, 2021

Two formation programs of the Sisters of Our Lady of Peace in South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio Diocese have been halted amid violence and insecurity, the leadership of the Diocesan Congregation has said.

Flag of South Sudan. Credit: Public Domain

South Sudan’s Interfaith Council Concerned about Rising Violence, Says Cause for Distress

Jul 22, 2021

Faith groups in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State have expressed concerns over the escalating violence in the region, a situation they say is causing a lot of distress among the people and called for an end to suffering.

Some Internally Displaced People (IDPs) assembling at South Sudan's St. Mary Queen of Peace Parish in the Diocese of Tombura-Yambio. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholics in South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio Diocese Donate to Thousands Displaced in Clashes

Jul 20, 2021

About 2,000 victims of recent clashes in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State have benefitted from donations that were organized by well-wishers in the country’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio.

Religious leaders in South Sudan's Western Equatorial state addressing journalists on the state of insecurity in their region/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Religious Leaders in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State Condemn Ongoing Violence

Jun 28, 2021

Religious leaders serving in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State have condemned “in the strongest terms possible” the ongoing violence between members of the Azande and Balanda communities in Tombura County, a territory covered by the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio.

Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala of South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio Diocese/ Credit Courtesy Photo

South Sudanese Catholic Bishop Calls for Prayers as Ravaging Drought Threatens Masses

Jun 16, 2021

The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio Diocese has asked faith-based organizations and the people of God in the East-Central African country to pray for rains following a prolonged drought, a situation he says threatens the survival of many in the country.

Bishop Edward Eduardo Hiiboro with members of the Catholic Radio Network (CRN) in South Sudan/ Credit: ACI Africa

South Sudanese Bishop Lauds Comboni Missionaries for Founding Catholic Radio Network

May 20, 2021

The Bishop of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio has lauded the Comboni Missionaries in the country for founding the largest media entity in the East-Central African nation, the Catholic Radio Network (CRN).

Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala of South Sudan's Tombura-Yambio Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Minor Seminary in South Sudan to Admit “ordinary students” to Study Alongside Seminarians

May 19, 2021

The Diocesan Minor Seminary of South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio Diocese is set to admit students who do not intend to pursue Priestly formation to study alongside Seminarians.

Map showing the 11 feeder roads under construction in South Sudan's Tombura-Yambio Diocese. / Tombura-Yambio Diocese

South Sudanese Bishop Launches Multiple Feeder Roads, Says Hundreds of Thousands to Profit

Mar 21, 2021

The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio Diocese recently launched 11 feeder roads in his episcopal see, which, he said, would benefit hundreds of thousands when completed.

Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala of South Sudan's Tombura-Yambio Diocese / Ruru Gene: Tombura-Yambio Diocese.

Bishop in South Sudan Calls on Government to Reorganize Soldiers, Weed Out Militants

Feb 12, 2021

The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio has called on the country’s Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (R-TGoNU) to reorganize the army forces under a sole command and control in order to achieve lasting peace in the East-Central African nation.

Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio in South Sudan. / Tombura-Yambio Diocese/Facebook

South Sudanese Bishop Urges Government “to reverse” Ban on Public Worship

Feb 9, 2021

A Catholic Bishop in South Sudan has appealed to the government to reverse a ban on public worship as the East Central African country battles the second wave of COVID-19, saying that people are already overwhelmed.

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South Sudanese Diocese Set to Dedicate Feast of Don Bosco to Youth Challenges

Jan 20, 2021

As the Church prepares to commemorate the life of St. John Bosco, a priest known for his humility and dedication to helping young boys succeed in life, a Catholic Diocese in South Sudan has chosen to dedicate this year’s January 31 commemoration to the challenges that continue to face young people.

“We need to fight tribalism collectively for sake of development”: Cleric in South Sudan

Dec 5, 2020

A Catholic Cleric has underscored the need for collective efforts and action to end tribalism in South Sudan saying the vice is the reason behind poverty and underdevelopment.

Some members of the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC) during their Annual Plenary Assembly that took place in Sudan’s Khartoum Archdiocese November 9-16. / ACI Africa

Bishops in Sudan and South Sudan “reorganize” Conference to Meet Church Needs

Nov 21, 2020

In an effort to realize operational efficiency and provide clarity in Church administration, Bishops and heads of Dioceses in Sudan and South Sudan have reorganized the structures of their common forum and assigned personnel to oversee the various departments of the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC).

A poster of the first Diocesan Synod in South Sudan's Tombura-Yambio Diocese from November-December 7, 2019. / Diocese of Tombura-Yambio.

South Sudan Prelate Unveils Diocesan Synod Theme ahead of Release on Mission Sunday

Oct 8, 2020

South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio Diocese will on the occasion of this year’s celebration of World Mission Sunday release the document of its first Synod, the diocese’s Prelate has said, disclosing the theme of the document on local media.

Logo for the International Day of Non-Violence marked October 2.

On International Day of Non-violence, South Sudanese Bishop Calls for Positive Narratives

Oct 2, 2020

On the occasion of the International Day of Non-Violence marked October 2, a Prelate in South Sudan has encouraged the use of positive narratives in human interactions saying “non-violent communication” enhances peaceful coexistence.

Logo International Literacy Day 2020. / United Nations

On International Literacy Day, South Sudanese Bishop Challenges Youth to Go for Knowledge

Sep 10, 2020

On International Literacy Day celebrated September 8, a South Sudanese Bishop has challenged young people in South Sudan to invest in reading to gain knowledge to help build the East-Central African country, cautioning against the growing tendency of the youth in the nine-year-old nation to assign themselves academic titles not conferred upon them by institutions of higher learning.

Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala of South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio Diocese.

Why COVID-19 Crisis is an Opportunity for Spiritual Growth: South Sudanese Bishop

Sep 5, 2020

A South Sudanese Bishop has, in an editorial message published on his Diocese’s website Thursday, September 3 explained why COVID-19 restrictions offer an opportunity for spiritual growth.

Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala of  Tombura-Yambio diocese, South Sudan.

Even with COVID-19, “Churches must remain open in our hearts”: South Sudanese Bishop

Apr 10, 2020

As governments struggle to contain the spread of COVID-19, reinforcing preventive measures, a South Sudanese Catholic Bishop has encouraged Christians to recognize the fact that as people of God, they are the church that “must remain open” amid directives to close church buildings.

Kobe Bryant with 13-year-old daughter, Gianna who died alongside seven others in a helicopter crash on Sunday, January, 26, 2020 in  in Calabasas, California.

African Clergy, Religious, Laity Pay Tribute to Basketball Superstar Kobe Bryant

Jan 28, 2020

A day after the sudden and unexpected death of the basketball superstar Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash alongside his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna and seven others, a section of clergy, religious, and lay Catholic faithful in Africa have, amid shock and disbelief, paid glowing tribute to the 41-year-old retired NBA player, expressing appreciation for his talent, for being a role model to many, and for practicing his Catholic.